In many ways, the conclusions and findings of the report reflect Volvo Cars' own vision for the future of materials. In the years to come, the company is gradually expanding its family of fully electric vehicles: From 2030, only pure electric cars will be offered, all of which get by without leather. It starts with the new Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric, which will be the first leather-free Volvo model to hit the road at the end of this year. Volvo Cars is actively working to replace many of the materials currently used throughout the automotive industry by finding high quality and sustainable sources. “We have a vision of where we want to go in the future.
The Mercedes EQA Design Preview
EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The electro-aesthetics of its design are indicative of the Progressive Luxury of the Mercedes-EQ brand. Smart assistants support the driver in many areas: for example with respect to accident avoidance, the anticipatory and therefore particularly efficient operating strategy, and Navigation with Electric Intelligence. In addition, the car features various exceptional Mercedes-Benz functions, such as ENERGIZING Comfort and MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The EQA is a member of the successful compact car family from Mercedes-Benz. A close relation of the GLA, it delivers all the thrilling characteristics of that vehicle, combined in this case with an efficient electric powertrain. The new EQA is being built in Rastatt (Germany) and Beijing (China). The battery systems for the EQA are supplied by the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz. The battery factory in Jawor, Poland, is also preparing to produce battery systems for the compact Mercedes-EQ models. From the spring of 2021, the electric SUV will be available from the European dealerships.
The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant. Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever. An extremely wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history. Three versions will be rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.
Roads and motorways of all descriptions around the world are full of roundabouts. But they all have one thing in common: the hesitation drivers have when driving in and around them. In fact, according to a study carried out by Axa in Spain, two out of every three users do not know how to drive properly in a roundabout. Who has the right of way? Which lane should I be in? When must I use the turn signals? Below is a guide for successfully driving in a roundabout.